About Global Surf Injury Register

Welcome to the first Global Injury Register for board riding water sports which is running since May 2016.

 This anonymous five (5) minute survey is being conducted by Surfing Medicine International, the world’s leading network for health professionals focused on keeping the surfer healthy and safe.

 The purpose of the Global Injury Register is to find out more about the prevalence and patterns of injury in board riding sports. With this knowledge we aim to improve safety measures, help industry evolve safer products, and deliver board riders everywhere reliable, activity-specific, and trusted safety and first aid

” Luckily I got her out of the impact zone into the channel on the longboard of another surfer in the line-up”

“In the channel we signalled the boat, gave her intermittent rescue breaths while awaiting the pick up, on board we started CPR”

” I couldn’t make the section, I got dumped into the reef, first thing I noticed excruciating pain in my chest”

“The break was of the island, I needed to paddle at least 20 minutes, I struggled to get to shore – afterwards I went home, but later on decided to present to the Emergency Department”

“I was shocked to find out I had a lot of blood in my chest and my oxygen levels were very low”

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